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Fishing Sinker Terminology
Below we talk about the three most common types of fishing weights.
- What Is An Egg Sinker
- The egg sinker is one of the most commonly used fishing weights. Think of it as an egg, with a hole in the middle where your fishing line can slide through easily.
- Bank Sinker
- This fishing weight is a large piece of lead with a loop at the top. You can connect this weight with loop of fishing line to a snap swivel, or a three way swivel. You can also use rigging bands to connect this type of weight so that you can break it off when a fish is thrashing next to your boat.
- Split Shot Sinker
- The split shot is a great invention. Split shots can be opened with a pair of pliers, you then put the weight around your line and squeeze it snug to the line with a pair of pliers.
A pyramid sinker resembles a pyramid with a small loop which protrudes out of its top. This loop allows for you to easily clip this weight to a snap swivel or a loop of mono. This is a great weight to use for surf casting, or for sabikis.
Rubber Core Sinker
Rubber core sinkers are great in that they are a very easy sinker to attach. Unlike a split shot, you don't need a pair of pliers to use this type of sinker, simply pull the rubber out, insert your fishing line, and you are good to go.
A trolling weight is a weight that can be used to keep a trolled bait well below the surface. Many anglers use this type of weight for methods such as high speed trolling for wahoo, or slow trolling for bottom fish.
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